Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County Florida. It is also the county seat of Okeechobee County. With a 2020 population of 5,180, it is the 452nd largest city in Florida and the 6439th largest city in the United States. Okeechobee is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -7.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,574 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Okeechobee has a population density of 1,277 people per square mile.
The average household income in Okeechobee is $54,345 with a poverty rate of 18.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $926 per month, and the median house value is $138,700. The median age in Okeechobee is 36.8 years, 36.6 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Okeechobeewas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.97%.
76.97% of Okeechobee residents speak only English, while 23.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.34% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is Black, with 35.22% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.44%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Okeechobee
87.76% of Okeechobee residents were born in the United States, with 60.08% having been born in Florida. 5.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.